As previously noted, WWE released 13 NXT stars on Friday night including Bronson Reed and Mercedes Martinez. Click here for the full list.
Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com noted the following about a possible reason for the releases…
“There has been lots of talk internally of major changes for the NXT brand including a new logo, new lighting, a focus on younger talents and a different format to the TV shows. This housecleaning appears to be part of those changes.”
Desmond Troy was also released from the company…
Life is tough, but it’s about time I got some adversity to see what I’m made of. What a way to start the weekend. Thank you @TripleH and @WWENXT for the opportunity. There’s power in the name and with a name like Denzel Dejournette I can’t and won’t lose! ✌🏾
— Denzel Dejournette (@DesmondTroyWWE) August 7, 2021
"U all made me 10X better"
— Just Different (@swerveconfident) August 7, 2021